Install Requirements

Live API Creator can run in a very small footprint. In Amazon, many servers are "micro" instances, one partial CPU and 1GB of RAM. Locally, you will need at least JDK 1.7 or higher installed.

When installing an API Server on your own hardware or in your own cloud, we recommend:
  • As many CPUs as required for peak load. API Server takes advantage of all available CPUs.
  • A minimum of 512MB and a maximum of 4GB of heap size for the container. Larger heap sizes are counter-productive. If you have extra RAM, you can use several containers.
  • A few GB of available disk space for log files.
To minimize the round-trip trip time to your databases, install Live API Creator close to the database. Ideally, the ping time between the API Server and the database server should be less than one millisecond. You can test the ping time in API Creator (Test database).